|RV Park and Lodge
Seen from the top of
|Rolf and Astrid Diek and their two sons came from the Netherlands in 1999
to build their version of the "American Dream".
In doing so, the couple constructed the Wind Mountain Resort
from the ground up, establishing a great base camp for
outdoor enthusiasts in the Columbia River Gorge.
The resort has 24 large full hook-up RV-sites,
built to accommodate not only RVs but the boats that many bring with them
to fish the Columbia River and its tributaries, like Wind River and Drano Lake.
There are also sites available for tent campers and
RV drivers who can get by with hook-ups providing only electricity for $20.-/night.
A lodge has four clean, well-equipped small apartments.
The rooms have private baths, kitchenettes, digital cable television,
air conditioning, and wireless internet.
Windows give you filtered views of the Columbia River across the highway.
The only complaint is the sound of the trains that pass by on the far side of the
road. If the trains bother you, the Dieks will provide earplugs to muffle the noise
for a good night's sleep.
The Dieks also operate the Home Valley Store a quarter mile down the road.
The store sells not only groceries, but also a healthy supply of fishing tackle,
bait, and ice. Advice on where to go fishing and what to use is free.
Anglers discovered the Wind Mountain Resort years ago
and make up much of the clientele.
They come to fish the mouth of the Wind and White Salmon rivers,
nearby Drano Lake, and the Columbia River.
Most of the anglers are after salmon and steelhead,
fishing for one or the other throughout the year.
Sturgeon, shad and smallmouth bass fishing are also options
for anglers staying here.
Wind Mountain Resort is also an ideal base for other outdoor enthusiasts.
There is kayaking and whitewater rafting on the Wind and White Salmon River.
Hunters also come in the fall, lured by the prospect of taking a black-tailed deer
or an elk in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Windsurfers can launch across the highway at Home Valley Park and
hikers can summit adjacent Wind or nearby Dog Mountain
for great views of the Columbia River Gorge.
Wind Mountain Resort is open throughout the year.
(Courtesy of John Kruse)
Salmon, Steelhead and Sturgeon Fishing
Wind River and Drano Lake
Dog Mountain and Wind Mountain trails
White Water Rafting
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood
Historic Columbia River Highway
Carson Hot Springs
Cascade Locks Sternwheeler
Interpretive Center in Stevenson
Portland within one hour
Located in the
center of the
National Scenic Area
|For reservations call Astrid
between 9AM and 7PM
|Our water comes from
Bylin Springs located on
North of Home Valley
Please use it instead of
|Wind Mountain RV Resort in Home Valley
50561 State Hwy 14
Stevenson, WA 98648
|What are the Guardians of the Gorge?
Just east of Home Valley, you can easily locate
Wind Mountain and Shellrock Mountain.
They were formed from mostly basaltic lava and volcanic debris,
forced up as a liquid and cooled and solidified beneath the surface.
At that time, more than 6 million years ago, the surrounding basalt
formation still covered this area.
The mighty Columbia River has since cut down through the mass
between the two mountains, carving them into the separate peaks
that are now known as the twin Guardians of the Gorge.
(From Columbia Gorge: A Unique American Treasure
By Michael S. Spranger)